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GUWAHATI: Laxmi Kumari of Asha Special Children School, Narangi Cantonment, Guwahati, brought laurels for the country as she won one Gold medal in Soft Ball and one Silver Medal in 50 meter race in the Special Olympics World Summer Games, held at Los Angeles (USA) from July 20 to August 2.
As she returned to the city today, she was given a grand welcome at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport by her fans and admirers.
Laxmi Kumari joined the Asha School, Narangi run by Army, at the age of 7 with mild mental retardation and spinal disabilities. But with her sheer grit and determination and the efforts of the School, she not only started normal physical activities, but also keenly participated in various sports events.
In the past, she has won one Gold in Badminton Singles, one Silver medal in badminton doubles and one Silver medal in Mixed doubles in the Special Olympics held at New Castle, Australia in December 2013. She also won one Gold medal in Badminton Singles and one Silver Medal in Badminton Mixed Doubles in the National Championship of Special Olympic Bharat held at Mumbai in July last year.